Head to Head Comparison: Chemtura (NYSE:CHMT) versus The Competition
Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty Chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Chemtura to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
93.1% of Chemtura shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.0% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Chemtura shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Specialty Chemicals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Chemtura and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Chemtura Competitors||$1.91 billion||$115.73 million||122.94|
Chemtura’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Chemtura. Chemtura is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Chemtura and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Specialty Chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 0.35%. Given Chemtura’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chemtura has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Chemtura and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Chemtura Corporation is a chemical company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of engineered industrial specialty chemicals. The Company’s products are sold to industrial manufacturing customers for use as additives, ingredients or intermediates. The Company’s segments are Industrial Performance Products and Industrial Engineered Products. The Industrial Performance Products segment manufactures and markets lubricant additive components, synthetic lubricant base-stocks, synthetic finished fluids, calcium sulfonate specialty greases and phosphate and polyester based fluids, and is also engaged in the development and production of hot cast elastomer pre-polymers. The Industrial Engineered Products segment develops and manufactures bromine and bromine-based products and organometallic compounds. The Company operates in a range of industries, including automotive, building and construction, electronics, lubricants, packaging and transportation.
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